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UpToDate Anywhere Mobile App
Posted On: Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - 17:45 by Brandi Tuttle
We know life doesn't happen only on Duke campus. Now UpToDate is available for off-campus mobile use through the UpToDate Anywhere Mobile App. Answer your point-of-care or research questions anywhere and anytime. What's even better is that while you search UpToDate via the app (or while logged in via a personal computer), you'll earn CME credit. Ready to get started?
NLM Contest: Show Off Your Apps
Posted On: Friday, May 20, 2011 - 12:06 by Beverly Murphy
The NLM Show Off Your Apps: Innovative Uses of NLM Information Challenge is an initiative of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), of the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This Challenge is open to individuals, teams of individuals, and organizations (collectively, "Entrants"). The purpose of this contest is to develop innovative software applications to further NLM’s mission of aiding the dissemination and exchange of scientific and other information pertinent to medicine and public health. Eligible software applications must make use of NLM’s vast collection of biomedical data including downloadable data sets, APIs (application programming interfaces), and/or software tools.
For more information and How to Enter the Contest see:...
To Talk or to Text?
Posted On: Monday, March 21, 2011 - 12:21 by Beverly Murphy
Physician Communication in the 21st Century
Leora I. Horwitz, MD, and Allan S. Detsky, MD, PhD
JAMA, March 16, 2011, Vol. 305, No. 11
Last week's issue of JAMA featured a commentary on physician communication. The article challenges health systems to design communication systems that make communication easier and notes six steps that should be considered: the clinical context, using both synchronous and asynchronous communication simultaneously, standardization as appropriate, building systems that facilitate the synthesis of data, acknowledging when face-to-face is important, and teaching good communication practices.
Interested in communication among health care teams here at Duke? The recent "...
Get a Discount on Skyscape Apps
Posted On: Thursday, October 7, 2010 - 16:55 by Beverly Murphy
Skyscape, a company that produces mobile apps for the iPhone, iPad and other smartphones, offers a 25% discount to all Duke students, faculty and staff.
Titles include the 5-Minute Clinical Consult, Harrison's Manual of Medicine, Surgical Recall, Pediatrics Recall, and Pocket Medicine, the MGH Handbook of Internal Medicine, and more.
To qualify for the discount, you must purchase apps through the Duke group page - http://www.skyscape.com/duke
The Wireless Future of Medicine
Posted On: Wednesday, March 10, 2010 - 09:43 by Beverly Murphy
Eric Topol: The Wireless Future of Medicine (17 min video)
Check out this TED talk on using mobile devices in health care. See some of the technology that can "take individualized medicine to a new height."
Eric Topol says we'll soon use our smartphones to monitor our vital signs and chronic conditions. At TEDMED, he highlights several of the most important wireless devices in medicine's future -- all helping to keep more of us out of hospital beds.